Saturday was a long day of shows, celebrity sightings, people watching, networking, and I was exhausted by the end of the day. However, I made my way downtown at 8pm (laden down with bags stuffed to the gills with swag, mags, product samples, etc) to see my final collection of fashion week: Whitney Eve. The line to enter Industria Studio 6 was half a block long.
Whitney Eve is designed by Whitney Port of MTV fame. Port was on The Hills before she left the show and sunny California to star in her own spin-off The City. (The City is one of my guilty pleasures. Who can resist Whitney’s and Roxy’s dating drama, Kelly Cutrone’s biting commentary, socialite Olivia Palermo, the “Elle belles,” and Joe Zee?)
The collection featured that easy chic, East-Coast meets West-Coast, SoHo/BoHo look that Port is famous for. There were several effortless dresses, and loose fitting harem style pants paired with clipped jackets. The palette was in line with much of what I saw on the runway for next spring: neutrals like beige and cream, soft olive, royal blue (which I saw in a few collections including Ruffian and Yuna Yang), and a dash of print thrown in for good measure. The makeup was light, and the hair was loose, wavy, and flowing.
The collection was overall youthful, fun and extremely wearable. Port continues to mature and develop her design aesthetic. Spring is definitely her season.